Even for the most conscious and healthy eaters, finding out you are pregnant makes you take a good hard look at every dietary decision you make. Is it safe? Is it cooked enough? Am I getting the right nutrients?
Being a pregnant vegetarian is not necessarily difficult, but it does require expecting moms to pay careful attention to make sure that both moms and babies are getting the specialized nutritional needs that pregnancy requires.
Some of the biggest concerns during pregnancy (for all moms!) is making sure to get enough protein, as well as DHA for healthy brain development.
Here are a few good sources of vegetarian proteins and fats that make healthy eating both delicious and easy…
For a few ideas for using quinoa, check out the following recipes:
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans & Avocado
- One Pot Quinoa & Greens
- Quinoa & Bean Corn Chowder
- Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Quinoa
- Black Bean Cocoa Quinoa